Chapter 16 section 1

Russia and the western republic

Historical Events

In the 1500s Russia expanded west and swallowed up Alaska. They didn't sell Alaska back to the US until 1867.

Joseph Stalin took the Soviet Union in the fight against Nazi Germany.

By the 1940s tensions between the United States ad the Soviet Union led to conflicts. They called this the Cold War because it never grew into open warfare.


It used to be a Communism government. Now its a federal government.


Russia has a command economy. A command economy is where everything (production, prices, and income) is determined by the government.


Russia and the western republics faced hard times with the czars and the communists, but they could not destroy the culture and spiritual traditions of the people.